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DOING IT RIGHT SINCE 1950

The Plaskolite success story spans six decades. See how it all began.

1951

Plastic drinking straws gave us our first taste of success.

1952

Plaskolite introduces the "lifetime fly swatter," the must-have accessory for every front porch.

1954

As fluorescent lighting fixtures become popular, Plaskolite begins extruding prismatic patterned lenses.

1960

Remember the hula hoop craze? Plaskolite manufactured hula hoops in the early sixties.

1970

Plaskolite begins producing smooth acrylic sheets for storm doors and windows; it's much safer than plate glass.

1974

Plaskolite builds its first polymer plant, enabling us to produce our own pellets for sheet production.

1994

With the purchase of MIR-ACRYL, Plaskolite begins producing mirrored acrylic sheet; security mirrors; and hard-coated acrylic sheet products.

1996

Plaskolite acquires Continental Acrylics, a specialty polymers business.

1997

The acquisition of RAM PRODUCTS' flat sheet business enables Plaskolite to begin production of 19 acrylic mirror colors.

2000

In August, Plaskolite completes construction on a state-of-the-art 245,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Zanesville, Ohio.

2006

Plaskolite acquired Bunker Plastics, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate mirror; formed security and transportation mirror; and performance enhancement plastic coatings.

2007

Plaskolite acquires the continuously processed acrylic sheet division of Lucite International, including manufacturing plants in Olive Branch, Miss., and Monterrey, Mexico.

2012

Plaskolite acquires the North American VIVAK® line of PETG sheet from Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

2014

Plaskolite acquires the mirror sheet product line
from SPECCHIDEA s.r.l. of Torino, Italy.

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PLASKOLITE INTRODUCES PREMIUM CONTINUOUS CAST PRODUCTS

Optix® XL Spa and Optix® XL Bath

Products to replace Lucite® Spa and Lucite® Bath in markets outside of North America

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 25, 2018)Plaskolite LLC, North America’s largest manufacturer of thermoplastic sheet products, announced today the launch of Optix® XL Spa and Optix® XL Bath, Plaskolite’s premium continuous cast products. Effective June 4, 2018, Optix XL Spa and Optix XL Bath will replace Lucite® Spa and Lucite® Bath respectively in markets outside of North America. Lucite Spa and Lucite Bath will both retain their names in North America.

 

The announcement comes as a result of Plaskolite’s February 12, 2018 acquisition of the continuous cast acrylic business of Lucite International Inc., which included the company’s sanitary ware spa and bath sheet operations and facilities. Plaskolite has successfully integrated the Lucite Spa and Bath sheet operations and is complying with certain brand requirements included in the transaction. Optix XL Spa and Optix XL Bath are the renamed Lucite Spa and Lucite Bath products, made from the same premium continuous cast cross-linked acrylic sheet.

 

“We’re very excited to bring our customers Optix XL Spa and Optix XL Bath, as these products solidify our entry into the spa and bath market,” said Mitchell Grindley, President and CEO, Plaskolite. “Plaskolite will continue to produce the same flawless and colorful acrylic sheet using the same manufacturing processes made exclusively from the same Lucite monomer that customers are accustomed to receiving.”

 

In addition to Lucite’s sanitary ware spa and bath sheet, the February acquisition also included the company’s general-purpose sheet and 93,375-square-foot sheet manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee. Plaskolite followed the Lucite acquisition announcement by announcing the acquisition of Covestro’s North American polycarbonate sheet manufacturing business on March 22, 2018.

 

For more information on Plaskolite’s full product line, solutions and easy ordering, visit www.plaskolite.com.

 

About Plaskolite, LLC.

Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, by Donald G. Dunn and family, Plaskolite, LLC. is the largest privately-owned North American manufacturer of acrylic sheet products. Plaskolite’s customized products are used in a wide variety of applications including windows, doors, lighting, signs, point-of-purchase displays and bath products. Plaskolite serves a diverse customer base including distributors, OEMs and retailers. In 2015, Charlesbank Capital Partners became the first outside equity investor in Plaskolite. For more information, please visit our website at www.plaskolite.com

Contacts:

Rebecca Goodburn
Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations
rebecca.goodburn@fahlgren.com
614-383-1659

David Dennis
Chief Strategy Officer Plaskolite, LLC
David.dennis@plaskolite.com
614-294-3281  

 

 

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